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Cover Story

Illegal invasion

by John Dawson

Cover Story | Texas Minutemen are leading an all-volunteer assault on a migrant wave of crime that border-crossing federal agents can't-or won't-stop

In this issue: "Stand in the gap," Nov. 5, 2005

Features

End of the road

End of the road

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | Support withered by conservative infighting and alarming statements on abortion, Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers calls it quits

Forecast: accumulating exhaustion

Forecast: accumulating exhaustion

By Priya Abraham

Disaster | Weathering an alphabet's worth of storms, relief workers await relief

Stuffed ballots

Stuffed ballots

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Off-year elections present plenty of hot-button issues

Scary movie

Scary movie

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | A PBS documentary should worry abortionists but cheer pro-lifers

Beyond the Force

Beyond the Force

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Author Dick Staub on young "Jedi Christians" in search of a Yoda

Agent of change

By Edward E. Plowman

Civil Rights | Before Rosa Parks was a civil-rights catalyst, she was a devoted Christian who memorized Scripture and taught Sunday school

Dispatches

Quotables

"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in." Rosa Parks, dispelling the legend that she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated…

Quick Takes

Living will He never saw it coming. Kunjilal Malviya, a 75-year-old astrologer in India, made news some time ago, predicting his own death for a two-hour…

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Notebook

Profit takers

By Timothy Lamer

Money | When economic growth picked up, reaching 4.2 percent in 2004, fundraising followed suit

To the nth degree

Sports | Though New Orleans officials are scurrying to rebuild the Superdome, there may be no need to hurry. While the New Orleans Saints play out the NFL season in…

Columnists

Straight talk

By Joel Belz

Why hesitate at the finish line?

Viewers with a viewpoint

By Gene Edward Veith

Can Christians change the culture by going to the movies?

The 4-A way

By Kristin Swick-Wong

Thoughts on National Adoption Month: Acknowledge, affirm, accept, and anticipate your way through adoption anxiety

Navigating strange lands

By Marvin Olasky

Several of this fall's treadmill books serve as a tourist's guide

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Culture

Bestselling books

Notable Books | Four books on Narnia

Good Night, And Good Luck

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | It's not a bad movie, just a bad history lesson

Prison Break

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | New Fox drama provides an escape from reality

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